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The Important Questions to Consider as You Prepare for Divorce

On Behalf of | Dec 23, 2019 | Divorce

What are some of the important questions to consider as you prepare for divorce in Carlsbad or anywhere in North County?

The Certified Family Law Specialists at Burke & Domercq, APC have represented clients before North County San Diego divorce and family law courts for decades.  It is amazing that almost 80% of those beginning a divorce in California attempt to do so on their own.  Less than half of these cases are able to completed without an attorney, and those who do almost always take more than a year to complete.

Many simply do not want an outside influence (such as an attorney) to enflame the areas of disagreement between the parties, or try to drive a wedge. Others are simply concerned about cost.

In reality, before you begin the process it is important to clearly think through several issues and get yourself organized.  Clarify your own thoughts, and decide in advance where you are willing to be flexible, and which issues are the highest of priority in your mind.  Do you have children?  What are you hoping to achieve in the area of child custody and parenting time?

One of the most important questions to consider as you prepare for divorce is how will you reduce the likelihood of conflict and argumentative conversations and negotiations?  Our attorneys provide sound strategies which help to reduce tensions and create an atmosphere which is more conducive to negotiation.  The greatest indicator of how much your divorce is going to cost and how much time it will take is the amount of disagreement between you and your former spouse and how you will resolve these issues.

Learn more about our proven strategies around crucial conversations and all communications and social media which will protect your interests and substantially increase the likelihood of a positive outcome in your case.

The next step is to take an honest look at your financial picture.  Do you have the resources to maintain the lifestyle you wish to enjoy after the divorce?  Will you need more help with money to meet month-to-month expenses or is retirement more of a concern to you?  Are you willing to assume more debt in order to take on an asset such as ownership of the family home or a business? What is it really going to take to have my own place to live and parent children?

One of the most important questions to consider as you prepare for divorce is “Do I have the time and skill to attempt this on my own?”  The vast majority of those who do will take days and days of time off of work to stand in line (which forms very early in the morning, long before business hours) in order to receive guidance from the resources at the courts.  Multiple trips are required to resolve even a single issue.  What is your time worth?  What is your peace of mind worth?

These are some of the important questions to consider as you prepare for divorce in North County or Carlsbad. We understand your concerns. We have helped many who have started the process on their own to complete their divorce.  Wouldn’t it be helpful to at least seek the advice of Certified Family Law Specialists who have the legal expertise and proven success in resolving disputes and achieving positive outcomes for our clients?

We invite you to review the recommendations of our clients and the legal industry, and contact us or call 760-389-3927 to schedule an appointment with one of our attorneys.